02 February 2018 - Effective parking management can help us live in a cleaner safer and less congested world

BPA chief Executive Andrew Pester writes for the New Statesman At first glance it may seem a mundane topic, but each journey on our roads begins and ends with parking. It takes such an important role in everyone’s lives and when we lo... read more

29 January 2018 - Monday Musing: Big News!!! The Parking (Code of Practice) Bill has been published!!!

Exciting news in the world of parking hit last week. Yes, you read that right. Last week saw the long-awaited publication of Sir Greg Knight MP’s Private Members Bill, calling for a Code of Practice for all private car park operators to ad... read more

25 January 2018 - Fairer parking, better practice: Sir Greg’s Bill calls for consistency and fairness in...

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced their support for the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, at the same time recognising the BPA’s role as the leading authority in the sector and our continuing work wit... read more

22 January 2018 - Monday Musing: A Day in the Life of an AOS Compliance Officer

Tick… The clock strikes Nine The phone lines open The public facing email folders update, the post arrives, and we’re off! So begins another day in a life of a BPA Compliance Officer. For those not in the kn... read more

15 January 2018 - Monday Musing: What technology will be changing transport in 2018?

2017 saw a surge in electric vehicles (EVs), an insecurity over autonomous vehicles (AVs), and with large hacking scams data protection becoming a very big deal. 3D printed cars become the norm? 3D printed cars could become more popula... read more

08 January 2018 - Monday Musing: Out with the old in with the new

With New Year resolutions being bandied about we spoke to our Information Manager about how over the next five months our new year’s resolution is to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).       &nb... read more

29 November 2017 - Pace of electric vehicle revolution at risk, BPA finds

We are seeing tremendous technological advances in the Electric Vehicle (EV) market and our research demonstrates the lack of an adequate network of chargers of the right capacities in the right locations.  Of the Local Authorities surveyed... read more

20 November 2017 - Monday Musing: Moving on and up!

After about 10 years at the office in Perrymount Road we have moved. Although it is only a mile down the road! Our new address is Chelsea House, 8-14 The Broadway, Haywards Heath, RH16 3AH. Email addresses and telephone numbers have not cha... read more

20 November 2017 - Associations join forces to produce Charter for driving instructors and car park operators

The British Parking Association (BPA) and the Driving Instructors Association (DIA) have joined forces to produce a Charter for driving instructors and car park operators so that learner drivers are able to gain access to car parks to develop th... read more

13 November 2017 - Monday Musing: What is digital excellence?

On 31 October I (the BPA’s Information Manager) attended and presented at the MemberWise Digital Excellence conference. This event brought together over 400 delegates from associations, across the UK. It focused on how the digital dri... read more